The Letter to the Church in Smyrna: Suffering with joy for the Glory of God.



Revelation 2:8-11

Moving on to the second church address in the book of Revelation, we take a look at how they are encouraged in their time of suffering by the Resurrected Jesus who has the last word, even over death. We are challenged to worship him in moments of pain and suffering, knowing that ultimately he has the final word in our lives. We are also challenged to see suffering through the lens of how God may use it to bring himself greater glory and to ask ourselves is this truly a good thing? And if so why?